Unique in its permanence, Tree Camp is the only lodge fixed to the shores of the Lake Manyara National Park, the wall of the Great Rift Valley. It’s here that lions are famous for climbing trees and grassy marshes stretch off to meet the horizon.
Raised on blonde beams and resting on platforms in the treetops, Lake Manyara Tree Camp takes exclusivity and beauty to new levels. The areas of the camp are linked by wooden walkways, and the communal areas of the camp include the refreshing, clear waters of the swimming pool and the dining boma. This boma has a wall of collected bark, arranged at jaunty angles, then dotted with lanterns. At night, with lanterns aglow, meals around the fire become a private moment of exquisite memory.
The 10 treehouse suite offer panoramic views of the dense mahogany forest. The interiors are spacious, with a vaulted thatched ceiling pooling down into blonde-wood doors that open up into the magnificent forest. The light pearls of the décor and the polished wooden floors create a space of carefree luxury. Whether you’re seeing the view from the comfort of your four post bed, the stand alone bathtub in the en-suite bathroom, or your personal balcony, you’re guaranteed an unhindered, unimpeded view of the forest from every angle. Here almost 600 species of wild bird live in a melodious harmony.
Wildlife & Activities
Safaris happen twice daily, in the cooler portions of the day. This optimises sightings of the wildlife of the area, when elephant, buffalo, lion, baboon and an assortment of buck are most active. The best game viewing occurs in two cycles – August to September and then again in December to February. It’s here that the density of game and the frequency of sightings are at their best. Prepare to see lions sitting in the nook of a tree’s branches and the Soda lakes pink flamingos, delicately poised on a single leg, awaiting your photographs.
Night drives reveal the nocturnal patterns of a secret world and the forest beyond your windows. Additionally guests may visit the local Masai villages, or hire a bicycle to journey the paths bordering Lake Manyara for a new sense of freedom. The region has many more experiences awaiting, with the astounding Maji Moto Hot Springs and breath-taking Rift Valley view nearby.